Writing has always been a passion of mine, indulged by both reading and writing fiction and poetry. And although I never pursued a career in science, I retain an interest in astronomy, particle physics and weird mathematics. I don’t pretend to understand the world modern science portrays, but it has led me to a humanist view of life that rejects dogmatic religion, and the idea of an omnipotent God, ruling and judging our lives. Whatever life is, it is more wonderful and weird than anything portrayed by so-called holy texts, which in my view and that of most intelligent thinkers are created entirely by men. Perhaps if women had been involved in their creation religion might have turned out more sympathetic and wholesome.